Clackamas High School

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The ESL program offers students who do not speak English as their first language the opportunity to improve their speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. It also offers students additional assistance in the form of tutoring and study skill classes. Entrance into the ELL program and placement within the ELL program are done through the ELL department with the permission of parents. ELL courses may only be taken with the permission of the ELL teacher.


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EL101 - ESL Beginner
Grades: 9,10,11,12    Credit: 1
Pre: Woodcock-Munoz Reading Score 1 and/or completion of Newcomers program. ESL Instructor approval required.
This level develops students’ academic English language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. By the end of the beginning level, students will be able to write a clear paragraph, and be familiar with the writing process. Students will be able to read simple texts independently with a comprehension of general meaning. Students will also be able to show comprehension of social and academic concepts and use a variety of sentences to communicate orally.

EL11 – ESL Fundamentals
Grades: 9,10,11,12 Credit: 1
Pre: Woodcock-Munoz Reading Score 1-2 and/or completion of Beginners Class. ESL Instructor approval required
This level develops students’ academic English language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. By the end of the fundamentals level, students will be able to write a multi-paragraph essay with an identifiable introduction, body, and conclusion. Students will be able to read simple texts independently for main idea, drawing conclusions, and extending understanding. Students will also be able to show comprehension of social and academic concepts, and use a variety of sentences to communicate orally in academic and social settings.

EL12 – ESL Intermediate
Grades: 9,10,11,12 Credit: 1
Pre: Woodcock-Munoz Reading Score 2-3 and/or completion of Fundamental Class. ESL Instructor approval required.
This level develops students’ academic English language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. By the end of the intermediate level, students will be able to follow the writing process to produce multi-paragraph essays for a variety of purposes and audiences. Students will be able to read and respond in class discussions to increasingly complex texts independently and scaffolded grade-level texts for main idea, drawing conclusions, and extending understanding. Students also will be able to demonstrate comprehension of social and academic concepts and experiment with newly acquired vocabulary using longer phrases and sentences.

EL13 - ESL Integrated Language Arts
Grades: 9,10,11,12 Credit: 1
Pre: Woodcock-Munoz Reading Score 3/3-4 and/or completion of the Intermediate Class. ESL Instructor approval required.
This level develops students’ academic English language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. By the end of the integrated level, students will be able to produce increasingly elaborate essays for a variety of purposes and audiences, using more complex sentences. Students will be able to read and respond in class discussions to, and with decreasing scaffolding of, a wider range of grade-level texts for main idea, drawing conclusions, text analysis, inference, and extending understanding. Students will be able to communicate effectively with an audience for a variety of social and academic purposes.





Last Modified on October 6, 2008
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